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Let's see if Gabcast's media flows down the RSS tubes. It should, since they offer a direct link to the mp3 as well as html to embed a not unattractive flash player.

Gabcast is one of the soon-to-be dead Audioblogger's replacement recommendations. Gabcast offers both free and paid creation / hosting services. Didn't realize that Audioblogger is part of Odeo.

I like the simple setup at Gabcast. You can create multiple channels, too.

Here's Odeo's note:

As of November 1, 2006, Audioblogger will no longer accept phone calls. MP3s made with the service will continue to be hosted and served but you will no longer be able to use Audioblogger to post new audio.

Audioblogger is an independent product, run by Odeo, Inc., a small startup company in San Francisco, CA. We are not affiliated with Google or Blogger except that we operate and provide the Audioblogger service.

Given our limited resources, we have to make tough decisions about what projects to focus on. And we've come to the difficult decision that Audioblogger demands too many resources, time, and money for us to continue its operation.

However, there are several other services that offer similar functionality. Odeo is not affiliated with any of these services, we only suggest them only in hopes that one or the other will be a good alternative for you.

Gabcast.com is a free service for recording by phone Hipcast.com has a seven day free trial and lots of features. Gcast.com is another free service for phone recording

All of the phone posting services listed above are compatible with Odeo in that they produce podcast feeds, which can be imported to Odeo. Any audio file at Odeo can be posted on a blog by copying and pasting some embed code.

Odeo would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has tried Audioblogger. If you are interested in keeping up with our other blog-friendly projects, please have a look at Twitter.com and our customizable audio players.

The Odeo Team



  1. Correct. And I love hearing about it.

  2. Great to hear that, Dooser. I never know if it's appropriate or interesting. Thanks for saying.


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